The largest grant, for $325,000, will go to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign for the National Digital Newspaper Program. The money will be used to digitize 100,000 pages of Illinois newspapers dating from 1860 to 1922. The announcement does not mention if the digitized newspapers will be made available online or not.
In June 2009, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library received funding under the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) National Digital Newspaper Program to digitize 100,000 pages of historically significant Illinois newspapers dating from 1865 to 1922. This funding will enable us to take newspaper preservation into the next stage: digitization. Newspapers digitized as part of this program will be contributed to the Library of Congress‘ Chronicling America web site.
Titles Selected for Digitization:
- Chicago Eagle(1892-1920)
- The Broad Ax(1895-1922)
- The Day Book(1911-1917)
- The Cairo Evening Bulletin(1868-1870)
- The Cairo Daily Bulletin(1870-1872)
- The Cairo Bulletin (Cairo, Ill. : Daily)(1872-1878)
- The Daily Cairo Bulletin(1878-1884)
- The Cairo Bulletin (Cairo, Ill. : 1904) (1904-1922)